March 26, 2019
Denver, CO – The Senate Transportation and Energy Committee today voted 4-to-1 to pass HB19-1198, Electric Vehicle Grant Fund, a bill sponsored by Senator Jeff Bridges (D-Arapahoe County) to modify uses of the electric vehicle grant fund in order to encourage electric vehicle usage in Colorado. The bill now heads to the Committee of the Whole for consideration.
“We need to protect our Colorado land, water, and air,” said Senator Bridges. “That means making critical investments in electric vehicles. Increasing the number of electric vehicles on our roads will cut down on pollution and help to protect our Colorado way of life for generations to come.”
HB19-1198 would allow the electric vehicle grant fund to be used to administer grants for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations as well as to offset station operating costs. It would allow the fund to prioritize grants based on criteria set by the Colorado energy office and would also require the fund’s money to be continuously appropriated to that office.
The Colorado House of Representatives voted 39-to-23 to pass HB19-1198 on March 8, 2019.To learn more about HB19-1198, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1198.